Citi appoints HR head for Singapore and ASEAN

Joel Fastenberg has been rising the ranks at the global bank since 2011

Citi appoints HR head for Singapore and ASEAN

Citi this week promoted Joel Fastenberg to head of HR for Singapore and the ASEAN region.

Based in Singapore, Fastenberg will oversee the overall HR strategy for Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

He will report to Stephen Cronin, Asia Pacific senior CHRO and Amol Gupte, ASEAN head and Citi Country Officer for Singapore. He will also be part of Citi’s management and coordinating committees in Singapore as well as the ASEAN management team.

Fastenberg joined Citi in 2011 and was most recently the head of HR at Citigroup Japan. He has over 20 years of HR experience across the financial services industry in New York and Tokyo.

“Joel’s extensive international experience is an invaluable asset as we gear up our employees for the post-COVID world,” said Gupte. “I look forward to tapping his expertise in driving employee initiatives that champion learning and development to serve clients’ needs, foster personal growth and reinforce staff satisfaction.”

READ MORE: COVID-19: Citi will only reopen offices 'at the right time'

Like many firms, Citigroup has been carefully managing the ‘new normal’. Back in April, Jane Fraser, president and head of its global consumer bank, said the firm may play it safer than others. Fraser is leading the bank’s pandemic response in North America.

“We will continue to prioritize the safety of our employees, customers and communities,” Fraser said in a LinkedIn. “That may mean being more cautious than the guidance of a city, state or country.”

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